Unless you are either a Timberwolves, 76ers, Hawks, Nets, Magic or Clippers fan, you might not have taken in any NBA action last night and if that was the case, I don't blame you. Two of the games ended in a blowout, while the other ended with a Nets victory. So, yeah, it wasn't one of the most memorable nights of the 2013-2014 season, but we still had highlights, injury updates, big performances and silly moments, so a Lion Face/Lemon Face is in order.
NBA players are freaks of nature. Not only do they get paid millions of dollars to play basketball for a living, but more often that not, they are ridiculously good at other things.
The Memphis Grizzlies have traded Courtney Lee to the Boston Celtics for Jerryd Bayless.
Being a first round pick comes with certain expectations that alludes those that go in the second round or even undrafted. To us, a first round pick means some sort of long term solution that steadily measures out a remedy for what ails a team until that weakness has been fully strengthened. As far as expectations go, being sent down to the D-League is not one of the expectations we hold for a first round pick, but especially a lottery pick.
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It was one of those scenarios late in the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma City Thunder that coaches
I've got to tell you all something: This isn't the happiest Lion Face/Lemon Face I've ever done. There were some great moments last night, sure, but there were also a pair of nasty injuries, which, let's be honest, kind of ruined the night. I guess not much has changed so far in 2014. Don't worry, though, because the Knicks are still terrible, Nick Young is still the best and Kendall Marshall is working on becoming the best Lakers point guard since Magic Johnson, so we can all try and be happy again. Okay? Good. Now let's get to those Lions and Lemons.
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The Toronto Raptors' Dwane Casey and the Phoenix Suns' Jeff Hornacek were named Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month. They've had quite different seasons, but the starting point for the success of both is the same.
Unless you live 15 million miles away from an NBA arena like I do, last night marked the first games of 2014, which is exciting because, you know, it just is. While there weren't any blockbuster games going on, there were some upsets, some ridiculous highlights and some drama, per usual, so let's take a look at it with the first Lion Face/Lemon Face of 2014.
The Suns use the threat of two ball handlers and a bit of misdirection to get Miles Plumlee a dunk.